DU teachers urge VC to take steps against holding appointment of teaching, non-teaching staff

Delhi University asked 32 DU colleges to expedite the appointment of regular principals and keep on hold appointment of teaching, non-teaching staff.

DU teachers urge VC to take steps against holding appointment of teaching, non-teaching staff Delhi University (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 22, 2022 - 6:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Delhi University’s Executive Council, Academic Council, and other members have written to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh seeking appropriate steps and review of the letter asking college governing bodies to stop appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff.

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“The letter written to the chairpersons of college GBs for stopping appointments of teaching and non-teaching employees, is not in consonance with the federal nature, principles, norms and practices of this hundred years old Delhi University. The said letter has all the potential to further adversely affect the quality of teaching-learning process in colleges which are already short-staffed,” DU members said in a letter to VC.

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The letter came as a reaction to Delhi University’s letter on May 18 asking 32 colleges to expedite the appointment of regular principals while asking them to keep on hold the appointment on teaching and non-teaching posts till the time the principals are appointed.

The members including two EC members Seema Das, Rajpal Singh Pawar; one FC member JL Gupta; and four AC members Kapila Mallah, Sudhanshu Kumar, Alok Ranjan Pandey, CM Negi argued in the letter, “The delay in the permanent appointments of the Principals due to various extraneous reasons must not result in a situation where imparting instructions in colleges is impaired.”

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Referring to an ordinance regarding principals, the members explained, “Accordingly, the appointments are allowed as and when the requirements arise, even in case of acting or officiating principals holding the chair. As they are performing all other duties of the principals as per the statutes and the rules, such selective ban by the administration seems unnecessary.”

The university’s letter also annuls the appointments with retrospective effect. Such steps will unnecessarily penalise the concerned employees including the teaching staff with no fault of their own, the members feared.

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